CCCOER OTC Faculty Panel: The Benefits and Challenges of Adopting Open Educational Resources (OER)
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CCCOER Faculty Panel: The Benefits and Challenges of Adopting Open Educational Resources (OER)

Hear from faculty who have developed and adopted open textbooks, open courseware, and open resources to lower costs and improve teaching and learning. Topics include adopting and customizing a psychology open textbook, developing an open online course for administration of justice remediation, and collaborative development of a “how-to-learn-online” course utilizing only existing OER. Attendees will also find out how their college can become involved in the open education movement and participate in the Community College Consortium (CCCOER) at the OpenCourseWare Consortium to share lesson learned and find partners for collaboration.

Cynthia Alexander, Educational Technology Professor, Cerritos College
Michelle Pilati, Psychology Professor, Rio Hondo College
Lisa Storm, Administration of Justice Professor, Hartnell College

Una Daly, Community College Outreach Director, OpenCourseWare Consortium

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  • 1. Cynthia Alexander, Cerritos College Michelle Pilati, Rio Hondo College Lisa Storm, Hartnell College Moderator: Una Daly, Open Education Consortium Faculty Panel: Benefits and Challenges of Adopting Open Educational Resources
  • 2. Welcome . Una Daly, CCCOER-OEC, CA State University Lisa Storm Hartnell College Cynthia Alexander Cerritos College Michelle Pilati Rio Hondo College
  • 3. Agenda • Community College Consortium for OER Overview • Rio Hondo College and Open Psychology • Cerritos College and Lumen’s Online Learning Course • Hartnell College and Open Criminal Justice MOOC • Questions for our Panelists
  • 4. Community College Consortium for OER Dr. Martha Kanter U.S. Undersecretary of Education • Founded at Foothill-DeAnza College District in 2007 • Joined Open Education in Consortium 2011 • Growth to 250+ colleges in 17 states & provinces Funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • 5. • Promote adoption of OER to enhance teaching and learning –Expanding access to education –Supporting faculty innovation –Advancing community college mission Mission Funded by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • 6. 250+ Colleges in 17 States & Provinces
  • 7. Many Motivations for OER • Increase student access • Support faculty innovation • Foster collaboration • Market your college – Attract new students – Educational leadership – Learning research focus
  • 8. Open Textbook: Intro to Psychology Dr. Michelle Pilati Psychology Instructor Academic Senate President 2011-13 California Community College System
  • 9. Implementing OER – Intro Psych Instructor’s initial expectations and biases Appropriate resources should be plentiful – choosing will be hard! Critical that materials be entirely downloadable/printable. Moving from a printed text to OER should be easy.
  • 10. Implementing OER – Intro Psych Instructor’s realities Appropriate resources are not plentiful. Limiting one’s choices to downloadable/printable is… limiting. missing=0&resourcetype=1 “San Bernardino Community College: Professor T. L. Brink’s Psychology: A Student Friendly Approach” Different iterations of Stangor’s text – originally developed for Flatworld
  • 11. Different Iterations? sy3/contents/frame1.html Flatworld – presently free access to 1st 3 chapters.. es And others…
  • 12. Implementing OER – Intro Psych Instructor’s realities Reviewing and preparing assessments for a new “text” takes a long time and is truly not fun. But – a great opportunity to increase use of supplemental materials that just might go away.
  • 13. Implementing OER – Intro Psych Student realities Some desirous of a traditional text. Solution – encourage obtainment of ANY text as a secondary resource. Instructor’s observation of students Not as thrilled with not having a text as one would hope. Appears that reliance on general websites is increasing.
  • 14. Implementing OER – Intro Psych Next steps? Identify and/or develop supplements to address challenging topics for students Seek student feedback on materials Secure appropriate permissions for all resources – ideally with easy access to a low-cost print version
  • 15. Open Course: Intro to Online Learning Dr. Cynthia Alexander Educational Technology Professor & Chair Distance Education Coordinator
  • 16. Kaleidoscope Project Phase III – Where We Are Now
  • 17. Introduction to Online Learning Cerritos College - California Spokane Community College - Washington Central Community College - Nebraska Mercy College – New York
  • 18. Two-Day Workshop Compare Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) Determine content Assign tasks Create timeline All documents shared in Google Docs – course finalized in Canvas
  • 19. Courses Generically Designed Content is modular SLO-specific Activities and assessments for each module Also SLO-specific
  • 20. Course Setup
  • 21. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Rewarding Share ideas Increase student involvement Multimedia Use of exclusive CC materials Examine my own course Disappointing Lack of participation
  • 22. MOOCsicle: Remediation & Student Support Dr. Lisa Storm Professor Administration of Justice Textbook Author and MOOC Developer
  • 23. Is Preparing Students For Online Learning an Effective Practice? Yes! • An orientation for online students should be available • The orientation should include self- assessment of technical skills and readiness for DE, and include learning strategies • A student success course for online learning could also improve retention and success • MOOCs can be useful as preparation for taking a course
  • 24. MOOCSICLE: MOOC Student Information Center for Legal Education • I will be building MOOCSICLE for Hartnell College • Primary focus: remediation and ongoing student support • Every Administration of Justice student will automatically be enrolled • I will encourage all students to visit MOOCSICLE on a regular and ongoing basis to enhance success and retention rates in the Administration of Justice courses and programs
  • 25. MOOCSICLE Home Page
  • 26. MOOCSICLE • MOOCSICLE orientation will include use of the CMS (Etudes), navigation of the course shell, use of the course shell, DE student best practices, email etiquette, and how to access and use Hartnell College online student support services • The orientation will also include all ADJ syllabi and textbook information • In addition to basic technology and student success skills for online learning, the orientation will include a module on writing effectively in the online environment
  • 27. After Participating in the Orientation. . . • Students will be directed to complete an Online Student Readiness Assessment (OSRA) • The OSRA will provide recommendations for remediation • After an initial test-run, the OSRA may be administered as a pre and post-test
  • 28. MOOCSICLE Will Also be an Assessment Center • All ADJ course-level SLO assessment will be accomplished through MOOCSICLE each semester • At least one PLO will be assessed each semester as well • All data will be centrally located, available, and updated so that instructors can correct anomalies immediately
  • 29. MOOCSICLE Course Content PowerPoint, Printable Study Notes For all foundational legal topics in the Administration of Justice programs: the Certificate program, A.S. Degree, and A.S. Degree for Transfer Assessments and Discussion Boards Distinct from assessments and discussion boards in the Administration of Justice online courses Videos, Puzzles, Interactive Exercises, Games To support principles in law enforcement, correctional science, and paralegal emphases
  • 30. Goals of MOOCSICLE: • Improve ADJ student success • Increase ADJ student retention • Enhance and enforce ADJ student understanding of basic ADJ principles • Provide continuous SLO and PLO assessment • Provide a gentle introduction to technology for face- to-face students
  • 31. • Find & Adopt open textbook workshops • Understanding open licenses • Online accessibility • Faculty and student surveys • Access to community of OER practitioners & experts • Webinars and monthly OER advisories Need Help Getting Started? Join CCCOER
  • 32. Cynthia Alexander: Michelle Pilati: Lisa Storm: Una Daly: James Glapa-Grossklag: Thank you for coming!! Questions for Panelists
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